UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PLAN ACTION CHARTS
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, the policy elements of the University District and River District Plans are a part of the Comprehensive Plan, the Action Charts are not part of the Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, the River District Plan and the University District Plan are refinements of past planning for two vital areas of Portland's Central City; and
WHEREAS, in the spring of 1988 the City Council adopted the Central City Plan as the guiding plan for the growth and enhancement of Portland's Central City (Ordinance No. 160606 and Resolution No. 34417); and
WHEREAS, both the University District and River District Plans are citizen generated planning efforts representing the aspirations and vision of the community for these two vital Central City areas; and
WHEREAS, the Action Charts consist of lists of ideas for capital projects and ongoing programs submitted to Council for adoption. Because accomplishment of these provisions is dependent on leaders in the community, these are referred to as leadership items; and
WHEREAS the Action Charts describe the proposed projects, programs and regulatory actions. They identify an appropriate time frame for implementation and identify agencies to lead or oversee the implementation of the item; and
WHEREAS, the Action Charts have accompanying Urban Design Plans that illustrate the proposals listed in the Action Charts and provide a geographic illustration for site specific Action Chart items; and
WHEREAS, the Action Charts also suggest changes in the City's land use regulations and zoning map. Adopted by ordinance, these changes become effective at time that the policy provisions of the plans take effect; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the Recommended University District and River District Plans as part of the Central City Plan and City of Portland Comprehensive Plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City Council of the City of Portland adopt the Recommended University District and River District Urban Design Plans, Action Charts, and make other adjustments and changes to Central City Plan Action Charts adopted by Resolution No. 34417, (these additions and changes are shown in Exhibit A), and that:
a. The implementation actions associated with the Recommended University District and River District Action Charts are approved by Council as a starting place. Other changes and deletions to central City Plan action Charts are made reflecting the adoption of the River District and University District Plans. New Action Charts adopted, and amendments to the adopted Central City Plan's already adopted Action Charts, are presented in Exhibit A.
b. Proposals for projects and programs approved by this resolution are understood to be a starting place. Actions with identified implementing agencies are adopted recognizing that some will need to be adjusted and others replaced with proposals later found to be more feasible.
c. Identification of an implementing agency for an action is an expression of interest and support with the understanding that circumstances will affect the implementation agency's ability to take action.
d. The City Council authorizes the City agencies identified on the Action Charts as implementors, to engage in activities aimed at implementing the projects and programs called for on the River District, University District Action Charts.
e. The City Council authorizes the City agencies identified on all the Action Charts included in the Central City Plan, as amended by this Resolution, to engage in activities aimed at implementing the projects and programs called for.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon that the City Council authorizes and directs the Bureau of Planning to make minor changes and corrections to the Action Charts of the Central City Plan to correct typographical errors and to ensure parallel structure.
Resolution No. 35384 adopted by Council April 12, 1995.
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004.